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Mahabodhi Temple of Bodhgaya is a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site that marks the holy ground where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment and formulated his philosophy of life. The heart of Bodhgaya is painted with the spiritual teachings of Buddha. The Mahabodhi temple is the most important temple for Buddhists. The first temple was built y Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C and after many renovations and restorations, the Mahabodhi Temple was restored.

The Mahabodhi Temple is a 50m huge pyramidal spire with amazing artwork and carving. The inner sanctum of the ornate structure houses a 2m high glided imaged of a seated Buddha. There is a huge lake inside the temple premises that has Buddha statue seated at the center of it. The seven places where Buddha spent while meditating are The Sacred Bodhi Tree, Vajrasana, Animesha Lochana Chaitya, Chankamana, Ratanghara, Ajapala Nigrodha Sarovar, Muchalinda Sarovar and Rajayatna Tree. The Meditation Park has the facilities of Meditation huts, congregation and discussion courts for Buddhism. You can see many monks and devotees performing countless prostrations to the Bodhi Tree.

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Bodh gaya
Bihar, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
24.6960000°N, 84.9914000°E
Distance from Bodh gaya city center to Mahabodhi Temple
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Thursday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Mahabodhi Temple..

Overall Rating:4.7

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"I am fortunate to born here and live my life...the most clean and pollution free place of Bihar...water electricity and road everything is perfect.."
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"hamadama bodhagayave mahabodilaga enna hithenava"
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"Unimaginable and unforgettable serenity. Must visit place for every human being at least once in a lifetime. Just visit at 5am and sit below the Bodhi Tree. "
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"I went to Mahabodhi temple on 2 April. It was really peaceful there. I was amazed to see the temple. Must visit place. Feel like going there again"
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"I loved this place very much when i visited in 2003 with my family ..i had injured myself while moving fast in marble floor in temple area..."

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